Community - Outwood

OUTWOOD PARISH CHURCH SERVICE DAYS AND TIMES: Today, eucharist noon. Tomorrow eucharist 8am. Sunday, September 11, morning prayer and eucharist 8am, parish mass 10am, children’s group in vestry, tea/coffee afterwards.

PARKSIDE METHODIST CHURCH SERVICES: Services on Sunday, September 11 will be led by Christine Hewitt at 10.30am and by Rev Laurence Turner at 6pm.

WAKEFIELD HOSPICE: Outwood Fundraising Group for the Hospice holds a coffee morning tomorrow at the Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood, 10am-11.30am. Stalls will include jewellery, books, cake stall and tombola.

YOGA: Yoga starts back on Tuesday, September 13 at Outwood Memorial Hall and on Wednesday, September 14 at Parkside Methodist Church Hall. For more information contact Pamela on 01924 339288.

PACT MEETING: Police and Communities Together (PACT) August meeting update: Unfortunately, the meeting had a very poor turnout. Only two people attended, which was the worst turn out since the meetings began in February. If you wish to have any issues discussed/looked into, attendance is vital. The next meeting is Thursday, September 29 7pm-8pm in Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood. Issues discussed: Lofthouse Colliery, Railway Terrace and speeding on Potovens Lane in the Ridings estate. Any incidents need reporting on the non-emergency number 0845 6060606.

TRIP: Bevin Community Group is having a trip to the Beamish agricultural show on the Sunday, September 18. Tickets are £22 adult and £15 children, including entry to Beamish and coach fare. Picking up in Outwood, if you are interested, phone 07504 799124.

ARTHRITIS CARE: The Arthritis Care group meets on Thursday September 15 at 2pm at Outwood Memorial Hall. The topic this month is chair-based exercises. Arrangements will be made for the Christmas lunch at this meeting.

KEEP OUTWOOD LIBRARY OPEN: If you would like to join the Outwood SOUL (Supporters of Outwood Library) campaign contact Karl Grubb on 01924 820264 or email

NEWLY REFURBISHED PRE-SCHOOL: Rooks Nest Pre-school, Outwood will be open 7.45am-6pm all year round from September. An open day is arranged for Thursday September 1, 10am-3pm when you can call in and meet the staff, or phone Debbie Miller 01924 303835/303836 for further details.